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UEF’s first Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English start inviting applications today

The application period to the Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland opens on Wednesday, 5 January 2022. The university’s first two Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English, i.e., the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social Sciences and the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development, will be inviting applications via the Finnish universities’ joint application system. The application period closes on Wednesday, 19 January 2022. Both Finnish and international applicants with a suitable upper secondary qualification may apply for the programmes. More detailed information on eligibility is available at: https://www.uef.fi/en/eligibility-for-international-bachelors-degree-programmes  

“These programmes are the first Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. They play a key role in diversifying our international education offering. In the upcoming years, we will be expanding our offering with additional Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English. There seems to be a clear demand for them at the moment,” Academic Rector Tapio Määttä says.

The programmes are the first Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social Sciences is aimed at anyone interested in societal issues and wishing to complete their degree in English. The programme consists of studies introducing students to the foundations of social sciences, as well as of various thematic courses deepening students’ understanding of, e.g., economic research in social sciences, sociology of education, and sustainable development. Students’ choice of their minor subjects also shapes the orientation of the degree. It is possible to complete the Bachelor of Social Sciences degree online, including minor subjects; however, more alternatives are available on campus. 

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development examines education from the perspective of global education, lifelong learning and sustainable development. Some of the courses in the programme will be based on project-based learning, involving collaboration with working life organisations.  The programme will be offered as flexible blended teaching on the Joensuu Campus. Both new Bachelor’s programmes will begin in autumn 2022. 

Citizens of Finland and the EU/EEA countries, as well as Switzerland, are not required to pay for tuition. Citizens of other countries are charged an annual tuition fee of 10,000 euros. Students who are required to pay for tuition will be awarded a partial, 50% tuition waiver.  

For more information on Bachelor’s programmes taught in English, please see: uef.fi/bachelors

The application period to the university’s Master’s degree programmes taught in English is also currently open, with the deadline closing on 19 January 2022. Further information on the university’s Master’s degree programmes taught in English is available at uef.fi/masters

For further information, please contact:   

Academic Rector Tapio Määttä, tel. +358 50 575 1589, tapio.maatta (a) uef.fi 

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social Sciences:
University Lecturer Teppo Eskelinen, University of Eastern Finland, teppo.eskelinen (a) uef.fi tel. +358 50 4289317 

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development:
University Lecturer Juha Kauppila, University of Eastern Finland, juha.kauppila (a) uef.fi tel. +358 50 4422579